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  • The 2014 R+D Awards

    The jury picked nine projects, products, and processes as winners in this year's competition.

    The jury picked nine projects, products, and processes as winners in this year's competition.

    ARCHITECT July 23, 2014

     
  • Hard Science Gives Rise to Soft Machines

    Liquid metals embedded in elastic create a stretchable, sensory material.

    Purdue University researchers have developed a technique to produce sensory and stretchable "soft machines" for use in consumer electronics and robotics.

    ARCHITECT July 22, 2014

     
  • At the New Cooper Hewitt, You are the Designer and Curator

    Could a new technology at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum change the way we experience museums?

    Come December, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will unveil its massive three-year renovation along with a device that could dramatically change the way we experience museums.

    ARCHITECT July 21, 2014

     
  • A Coating that Detects Defects in Concrete

    The conductive coating spots surface-level cracks in concrete.

    Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Eastern Finland have developed a system of electrodes and a sensing skin that spots and images cracks in concrete surfaces.

    ARCHITECT July 21, 2014

     
  • Nine Products that Do Good by Design

    These design-savvy products bolster local industry worldwide and keep waste out of landfills.

    These socially and environmentally responsible products offer their makers training in skilled jobs, bolster industry in communities globally, and divert landfill-bound materials for a second life in new applications.

    ARCHITECT July 18, 2014

     
  • Herzog & de Meuron Shapes A Processing Plant with Rammed Earth

    Rammed earth gets a design-savvy redux in Ricola's newest facility.

    Known for its innovative uses of materials, the Switzerland-based firm finds a contemporary application for one of the world's oldest construction materials.

    ARCHITECT July 17, 2014

     
  • Damage Control: Saving Lives and the Buildings That Serve Them

    Designing above and beyond seismic building codes can help to save lives and recovery costs by ensuring that structures remain both upright and functional after an earthquake.

    Designing above and beyond seismic building codes can help to save lives and recovery costs by ensuring that structures remain both upright and functional after an earthquake.

    ARCHITECT July 16, 2014

     
  • Savor Summer with These Six Outdoor Pieces

    Minimal forms and resilient materials suit these furnishings for use outdoors.

    Modern designs with classical appeal make these furnishings a fit for a range of outdoor living.

    ARCHITECT July 16, 2014

     
  • Nest Leads the Launch of a New Internet Protocol for Home Automation

    The open platform addresses issues including interoperability and power requirements.

    A group of seven manufacturers and developers has announced an open networking platform that addresses issues including interoperability and power requirements.

    ARCHITECT July 15, 2014

     
  • Home Depot to Sell MakerBot’s Replicator Series

    The pilot program will offer consumer 3D printers in 12 stores across three markets.

    The home-improvement retailer is partnering with MakerBot to pilot the demonstration and sale of consumer 3D printers in 12 stores in California, Illinois, and New York.

    ARCHITECT July 15, 2014

     
 

2013 R+D Awards

This year, eight projects, processes, and products were deemed exceptional by the judges.

 

Sustainable and Resilient Design Coverage

Sustainability Coverage

Continuous coverage of everything that's happening in the world of sustainability and resilient design, brought to you by EcoBuilding Pulse.


 
 

Detail Series

Architectural Details

Check out our series of various types of Detail stories, bringing you the inside scoop on a fascinating architectural feature.


 
 
 
 

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